Premier League giants Liverpool and Manchester United are reportedly planning to be a part of the new FIFA initiative. Both clubs might be thinking of joining other top European outfits for the European Premier League scheduled to kick off in 2022. The world football governing body already has about $6 billion [£4.6 billion] fund to start up the project two years from now.
Sky Sports further reports that clubs from the top five European Leagues [England, France, Germany, Italy, Spain] are negotiating to be among the founding members. Manchester United and Liverpool face-off during one of their Premier League games. Photo by Simon Stacpoole Source: Getty Images The new competitions will comprise 18 teams and it will take place during regular seasons but during the week. Reports further stated that the teams who finish at the top of the table will then take part in a knockout tournament to determine the winner.
BREAKING: Over a dozen teams from England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France are in negotiations about the formation of an 18-team ‘European Premier League’ backed by FIFA, reports @SkyNews pic.twitter.com/0TuXMED22v
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